Altercation led to lockdown at Joint Base Charleston on Friday afternoon

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Joint Base Charleston was placed on lockdown Friday afternoon following an altercation between two individuals.

Officials with Joint Base Charleston told News 2 the altercation happened in the parking lot of an on-base fitness center, where one of the individuals involved threatened the other with a firearm.

No shots were fired and there is no longer a threat to the base community, officials said.

The lockdown has since been lifted.

Security Forces is investigating to “ensure the safety of all base personnel.”

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Author: Tim Renaud